Legal verification of balances

Legal verification of balances - Sartorius Croatia

One of the services we offer to our customers is the verification of measuring devices. This procedure determines whether a measuring instrument meets the requirements of a certain class of measuring instruments. Verification is regulated by law and as such is part of legal metrology, under the jurisdiction of the State Bureau of Metrology (DZM).

What can you verify in our laboratory?

We are an authorized service of the State Bureau of Metrology for the preparation of measuring instruments for verification. In our laboratory, we perform legal verification of balances and weights:

  1. Weights of accuracy class M2, M3 medium accuracy 1 mg up to 20 kg
  2. Non - automatic balances of accuracy class I
  3. Non-automatic balances of accuracy class II
  4. Non-automatic balances of accuracy class III, IIII maximum measurement up to 9000 kg
  5. Automatic balances with a maximum measurement of up to 9000 kg

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We approach each of your devices responsibly and carefully - we take care of your measurements, review and verify them on time and provide replacement devices so that you can continuously perform your activities. Most users of our verification services are from large pharmacy institutions in Croatia, but also a number of smaller private pharmacies. We also perform metrological supervision over measuring instruments used in healthcare institutions, the pharmaceutical and food industry and jewelry stores.

An integral part of our verification service is access to our innovative myScal® metrology program, which notifies users when the verification period has expired. This way, you have constant insight into your balances, documentation and verification plan and the main responsible person also has insight into all the business units where your equipment is located. Through this program, you can also download digital verification certificates.

How do we carry out legal verification?

All the above legal criteria must be legally tested, certified and marked with the prescribed markings before being placed on the market. It is important to note that only those criteria that have a type approval issued by a notified body in a country can be verified. After it is determined that the device is in accordance with the approved type of mesuring device and meets all technical and metrological requirements, the verification procedure begins - testing and marking of the device, which confirms the compliance with the prescribed metrological requirements.

If the certified device meets the class and is within the permitted limits, it is marked with the prescribed stamp or sticker ('Ordinance on the type, form and manner of affixing state certification marks used in the certification of legal measuring instruments, markings for measuring instruments, markings used by authorized bodies for the preparation of legal measuring instruments and certification documents' (NN 133/2020)), after which we provide you a verification certificate - a document confirming that the verification of the measuring device was performed with a satisfactory result.

What are the legal verification periods?

Verification of measuring devices can be first, regular and extraordinary. The manufacturer, importer of the measuring instrument, or the representative of a foreign company is responsible for the first verification of the measuring instrument if the measuring instrument is placed on the market from the consignment warehouse. Regular verification of measuring instruments is carried out in the prescribed certification periods for a certain type of measuring instrument ('Order on certification periods for certain legal measuring instruments and the manner of their application and on moderate periods for standards used for certification of legal measuring instruments' (NN 47/05)).

Extraordinary verification is carried out in the case when the legal measuring instrument was not in use due to a malfunction, technical deficiencies or because it was not certified within the prescribed period of time. Re-verification is performed, for example, for weights of accuracy classes F1, F2, M1, M2 and M3 and scales with non-automatic operation of accuracy classes I, II, III and IIII of maximum weighing up to 9000 kg every 2 years. The re-verification must be taken care of by the meter holder. Re-verification of meters is carried out in the premises of authorized services for the preparation of meters and at the places of installation of meters.

Benefits for users

  1. Always available staff in case of difficulties
  2. Fast service
  3. Access to the myScal® software - insight into the database and keeping complete records of verification
  4. Replacement devices provided
  5. Proven quality of service.

If you want to find out more about our legal verification service or want to make an appointment, contact us.